The Election is Coming, The Election is coming!
Thus the cry dimly is heard atop galloping hooves. The primly minister Turnbull is faced with dropping polls and a realisation among the populace that refugees are people too. The dilettante decisions by the front bench on privatising Medicare and alleged tax reform have cast a further pall on the re-election prospects of the current set of MP’s on the government turnstile. So much so that in recent days, murmurs of “judgement” have once again bubbled to the surface of backbench and cabinet.
The murmur became a roar today with a reported earthquake near Canberra so strong that it has apparently knocked Warren Truss and Andrew Robb from their precarious perch. With Robb stating that he was keen to start cashing in on private sector largesse, saying “”I’d rather do that at 65 than at 68″.
Despite cuts to the CSIRO, the forecast is clearly for an early election. Tony Turnbull… erm, good sir Malcolm needs to get a ‘mandate from the people’ as quick as he can, otherwise the slavering Morrison will certainly finish his sprint into the lodge before a September election (Assuming of course that the Liberal do not decide to give us all a repeat performance of the ALP two-knife-step). This is not good news for Bilious Bill, whose prevarication on policy has left even the most strident Keating-haters wondering where the ALP might find some leadership.
So an early election it is. But How? Will it be a double dissolution? Which bill will be the bill that sets up Bill for an election? Stay tuned folks. This is going to happen a lot quicker than any U.S. presidential primary, and whatever the outcome, we’ll have to live with it for the next 3-4 years.